Canadore College breaks ground on composites test centre
Nov. 21, 2014, North Bay, Ont. - Construction of Canadore College’s new Advanced Composites Fabrication, Repair and Test Centre (ARC-TC) facility has officially begun.
The Centre will add to the existing purpose-built Aviation Technology Campus erected adjacent to the North Bay Jack Garland Airport in 2005.
“We’ve come a very long way in over 40 years of aviation training,” said George Burton, President and CEO of Canadore College. “Canadore’s specialized ARC-TC facility poises our region to be able to support the projected growth of the aviation, aerospace and space sectors in Canada and across the globe. We are pleased to make this announcement today thanks to the gracious support we have received from our community and our provincial and federal partners.”
According to Burton, ARC-TC will have the ability to support innovative research, industrial applications, testing services, business incubation and more. The Centre will be home to new academic resources such as two advanced composites laboratories, a non-destructive test (NDT) lab and training aids such as a walk-in curing oven, a magnetic particle inspection station and a liquid penetrant inspection line that will enhance current aviation programming and create capacity for new programs.
It is expected that Canadore College’s ARC-TC facility will open its doors in Spring/Summer 2015.